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40 Pounds of Trouble (1962)

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Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

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Norman Jewison

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Marion Hargrove
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Curtis ... Steve McCluskey
Suzanne Pleshette ... Chris Lockwood
Larry Storch ... Floyd
Howard Morris ... Julius
Edward Andrews ... Herman
Stubby Kaye ... Cranston
Warren Stevens ... Swing
Mary Murphy ... Liz McCluskey
Kevin McCarthy ... Louie Blanchard
Karen Steele ... Bambi
Tom Reese ... Bassett / Uncle Norman
Steve Gravers ... Daytime
Paul Comi ... Deputy Sheriff Cavanaugh
Ford Rainey ... Judge
Gregg Palmer ... Howard Piper
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Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

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Tony's Got Women Trouble!

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 December 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forty Pounds of Trouble See more »

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Curtis Enterprises See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.35 : 1
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The actor who plays the mob boss Bernie had a real life gambling addiction, and lost at least $50,000 while filming. See more »

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When Steve makes the phone call from the booth near Tomorrowland, the whistle from the steamboat can be heard loudly. However, the steamboat is in Frontierland and cannot normally be heard from this location. See more »

Quotes

Steve McCluskey: [after he's denied custody of Penny] Is this because I'm a gambler?
Judge: No, I don't have anything against you personally, legally, *or* morally.
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Version of Little Miss Marker (1934) See more »

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If You
Lyrics by Sydney Shaw
Music by Mort Lindsey
Sung by Suzanne Pleshette (uncredited)
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Mrs. McCluskey ain't a good scout
12 May 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

40 Pounds Of Trouble casts Tony Curtis as a somewhat jaded manager of one of Las Vegas's gambling palaces owned by Phil Silvers who has told him to find a singing spot for his niece Suzanne Pleshette. But he's got another crisis on his hands. One of his regular players has left a marker in the form of his daughter while he's out raising a bankroll. The daughter is little Claire Wilcox the 40 Pounds Of Trouble in the title.

It doesn't look like he's coming back this time and the little girl does work on melting the heart of this gambler. Suzanne Pleshette's working on her end as well. It might be working out if it weren't for the fact Curtis has an ex-wife in Mary Murphy whom he's into for a lot of back alimony and she's got a good attorney in Kevin McCarthy who is a one man collection agency.

This is a pleasant almost G-rated comedy with a climax in that most G-rated of places, Disneyland. It's where Wilcox has always wanted to go and Curtis and Pleshette plan on a day there. Only Murphy's bloodhound McCarthy sniffs them out and then it's a mad Keystone Kops like chase through Walt's Magic Kingdom to get the papers served.

Besides those mentioned there are a lot of familiar faces that line the cast of 40 Pounds Of Trouble which always makes for great viewing. In many ways Curtis is playing a comic version of the role Robert DeNiro did as the manager in Martin Scorsese's Casino.

I wonder how Ace Rothstein would have handled all this?


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